Can You Play PC Games on Oculus Quest 2?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you a PC gamer wondering if you can play your favorite games on Oculus Quest 2? The answer is yes, you can! In this tutorial, we will explore the various ways in which you can play PC games on your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Method 1: Oculus Link

One of the easiest ways to play PC games on your Oculus Quest 2 is through a feature called Oculus Link. This feature allows you to connect your Quest 2 headset to your PC using a USB-C cable and play PC games as if you were using a Rift S headset. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Step 1: Purchase an Oculus Link cable or any compatible USB-C cable
  • Step 2: Download and install the Oculus software on your PC
  • Step 3: Enable developer mode on your Quest 2 headset by following these steps:
    • Open the Oculus app on your phone or computer
    • Select “Settings”
    • Select “Quest 2” from the left-hand menu
    • Toggle “Developer Mode” on
  • Step 4: Connect your Quest 2 headset to your PC using the USB-C cable
  • Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Oculus Link
  • Step 6: Launch a compatible game on your PC and enjoy playing it in VR!

Note:

Make sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for running VR games before attempting to use Oculus Link.

Method 2: Virtual Desktop App

Another way to play PC games on your Quest 2 is through a third-party app called Virtual Desktop. This app allows you to wirelessly stream your PC games to your Quest 2 headset with minimal lag and latency. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Step 1: Purchase and download the Virtual Desktop app from the Oculus Store on your Quest 2 headset
  • Step 2: Download and install the Virtual Desktop streamer app on your PC
  • Step 3: Connect your Quest 2 headset to your Wi-Fi network
  • Step 4: Launch the Virtual Desktop app on your Quest 2 headset
  • Step 5: Launch the Virtual Desktop streamer app on your PC
  • Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Quest 2 headset to the streamer app
  • Step 7: Launch a compatible game on your PC and enjoy playing it in VR!

Make sure that both your PC and Quest 2 are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network for optimal performance.

Conclusion

In conclusion, playing PC games on Oculus Quest 2 is not only possible but also very easy using either Oculus Link or Virtual Desktop. Both methods have their pros and cons, so make sure you choose one that suits your needs best.

So what are you waiting for? Start playing all of your favorite PC games in virtual reality today!